While I Wait: A Fellowship of Christian Athletes Campaign

I recently had the opportunity to work with our local SDSU/Brookings-Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization as copywriter for an upcoming campaign. I’m so grateful to my friend and pastor, Bruce Johnson, for asking me to be involved and trusting me to share this message.

Writing the script for this video was a humbling experience as it revolves around a topic that’s very near and dear to my heart. The helpless feeling of waiting is something we all experience. And right now, many, if not all of us, are waiting, wondering what we can do. Watch the video and/or read the script below. Can you relate?

While I Wait

So much of what I thought my life would look like has changed.

The things I once found safety in are gone.

The activities I once found my identity in are gone.

The way I once lived my life is gone.

So much has been taken away and yet I’m filled with so many questions.

I feel like I’m in a constant state of waiting, in between where I am now and where I want to be.

How much longer must I wait?

For things to return to normal.

To spend time with family and friends.

To put my jersey on again.

I’m struggling to understand if all these things are gone, “What can I do?”

While many of the things I used to do have changed, God is constant and never changes.

He’s a light in the darkness, abounding in love.

He’s gracious and full of compassion, ready to help.

He’s a warrior who fights to give me victory. 

He is faithful and assures me that “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

That means, while I’m waiting, I can.

And it starts by asking what can I do to continue living in the wait.

How can I grow and deepen my relationship with Christ during time?

How can I become a better teammate and friend?

How can I learn my true identity, apart from the things I do?

How can I redefine what it means to be an athlete?

How can I make the most of my wait?

How can I be more like Christ?

We know that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.

That hope gives me the strength to live in the wait.

That hope encourages me during uncertain times.

That hope means while I wait, I can.

And so can you.

Please share with someone you know who could use some encouragement in the wait.